Have you heard? Silverdale Knitwear has a new third party logistics (3PL) service called Tailored Warehousing & Distribution. This will be helpful to businesses who need to bring their cost base down, are unable to negotiate rent holidays with their current landlord, or don't need the same space and therefore need to look at another way of managing their warehousing and distribution side of business. While this hasn't been the core of Silverdale Knitwear's business, moving product around always has and was a natural extension of their existing services.
Silverdale Knitwear launched its Tailored Warehousing & Distribution service 18 months ago as a result of having excess space at their Levin-based warehouse. "We thought there could be opportunity to use our many years of experience in shifting product nationally and globally to help especially smaller businesses, whose main task is design and sales, let us handle the warehouse and dispatch side of the business," said Warren Cotterill, managing director of Silverdale Knitwear. "We are able to offer very competitive freight and warehouse pricing being based in Levin, have good volume rates due to our own knitwear stock movements and can deliver overnight to Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch."
When they first launched this service, RJs Licorice approached them to manage their national warehousing and distribution. Now they manage all movements of their product from their factory to their customers nationwide. This includes whole pallets and single box lots, not too far removed from the apparel industry where they can pick and send anything from one garment to multi-cartons through to full pallets.
We can manage the inbound freight from anywhere in the world delivered to us and out again so it all depends on what the customer’s requirements are.